Marilyn Valenti, Past Chair, CMA
Marilyn obtained her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 1989 and has over thirty years of experience working in the accounting and operational departments of a Burlington manufacturing firm. In 2010, Marilyn joined Foto Source Canada Inc. to head up the finance department. Today, Marilyn holds the position of Director of Finance for Foto Source Canada Inc.
Henrietta Van hulle, Chair
BN, COHN(c), CRSP, CDMP
Henrietta Van hulle is the Executive Director for Health and Community Services with Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA). Henrietta has over 25 years experience in the health care sector and occupational health and safety. She has a Bachelors in Nursing degree and is completing her Masters of Health Service Management. She has her Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation and is also a Certified Occupational Health Nurse, an Infection Control Practitioner and Internationally Certified Disability Management Practitioner. She and has spoken at provincial, national and international conferences on the subject of workplace violence prevention, bullying, disability management and Healthy Work Environments.
Barb McCoy, Director
R.N. B.A. GNC(c), Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, Co-Creator of Gentle Persuasive Approaches Curriculum
Barbara McCoy is a Registered Nurse and a Dementia Educator & Psychogeriatric Consultant. Barbara has worked in Psychogeriatrics in hospital, community and LTC for the past 40 years. Barb is also a Certified Gerontological Nurse through the Canadian Nurses Association. Barb graduated from McMaster with a B.A. in Gerontology and B.A. in Sociology. Barb has worked in health care sectors in the community, as well as Long Term Care, where she coached Best Practice and/or evidence informed practice. Barb is also involved with applied research projects that improve the quality of life in persons with dementia. Barb serves on the AGE Board as Past Chair and member of the AGE Executive Board. Barb also currently is involved with the oversight of the GPA curriculum revisions. Barb believes that AGE Inc. leads the way in developing research and evidence based programs that will not only improve the quality of life for the person living with dementia, but also improve the quality of care given by the caregiver.
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, Secretary RN, Ph.D
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin is the Associate Director, SRC, and an Associate Professor at Ryerson University (Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing) and has held several advanced nursing practice positions in gerontological nursing over the past twenty years. Her program of research focuses on the health care needs of seniors living with cognitive impairments. Current research studies include: evaluating professional development programs developed to enhance the management of responsive behaviours exhibited by residents with dementia in long-term care facilities, and an exploration into the mealtime experiences of older adults with cognitive impairments. Lori currently teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs, with a special interest in high-fidelity mannequin simulation. Lori also acts as a faculty advisor to graduate students and is involved in graduate student supervision. She is the Chair of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Advisory Committee, a national initiative focusing on the development and evaluation of educational objects designed to enhance the practice of front-line staff working with frail older adults in long-term care facilities. She is also actively involved in the Ontario Gerontological Nursing Association, an interest group of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Dr. David Cowan, Director
BaH, MIR, MD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Cowan obtained his BA (Hons) in Economics from Queen’s University in 1985 and a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University in 1987. David attended Medical School at McMaster University, completing his Internal Medicine residency and Geriatric Medicine residency. He obtained his Geriatric Medicine fellowship in 1997. Dr Cowan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Health for Older Adults Program at St. Joseph’s Centre for Ambulatory Health Services in Hamilton. David has actively participated in the development and implementation of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care since its inception.
John W. Currie, Vice Chair
For 17 years, John has successfully managed the delivery of information technology services and solutions in both the public and private sectors. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and achieved EXIN certification for IT Service Management from Loyalist College. As a member of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, and a founding board member of the Society of Information Management, Toronto Chapter, John is passionate about creating value and advancing healthcare with technology. John previously served as Managing Director for The IT Agency, worked for the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare as the firm’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), provided IT consulting services for Currie and Wiltshire Inc. and held a senior level position with Symantec Corporation, a global, security software company.
Susan Wright, Director
Hons BA, ACC
Susan Wright is a Lifestyle, Leadership, and Organizational Coach and founder of Wright Momentum, a Coaching and Consulting business helping professionals, leaders and organizations challenge the status quo, build capacity for conscious change, and create meaningful results. Susan has coached and consulted within the public, healthcare, and social service sector over the past 15 years.
She has led change initiatives within complex healthcare organizations, focusing on employee engagement, leadership development, and team effectiveness. She has held various roles including Spokesperson for Kellogg’s, Project Consultant for two provincial non-profit organizations, Recreation Therapist in two teaching hospitals, and part-time faculty at a community college. Susan has her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation with the International Coach Federation, is certified to administer the Emotional Intelligence Assessment: EQi Multi-Health Systems, and LEADS 360: Canadian College of Health Leaders. She received her coaching certification from the Adler School of Professional Coaching and earned her Honours BA from the University of Waterloo.
As a trusted advisor, empowering coach, and collaborative leader, Susan is passionate about building dignified communities and creating positive change, synergy, and strategic direction for the people, initiatives, and organizations she serves.
Julian Quinton, Director
BA, MBA, Dip. PTM
Julian Quinton is Director of Insurance Planning and Communications for International Insurance at Scotiabank. He has over a decade experience at senior manager and director levels at Scotiabank focusing on international markets; Julian has specialized in the fields of sales & service design, business planning, strategy development, marketing and communications management. He also has 20 years of combined experience in performance consulting and employee training which included many years as an instructional designer in the healthcare insurance industry.
Julian completed his MBA and holds a BA Degree (with double majors in Clinical Psychology and Communication), HR Management Diploma and a certificate in Management Accounting. He is a registered assessor of adult learning (South Africa), licensed for Facet5 personality testing and completed his certification as an employee coach through Horn Consulting Toronto.
Interested in a position on our Volunteer Board of Directors?
If you have an interest in serving on our board and contributing your time, skills and expertise to helping us with our mission of enhancing the care of older adults by learning together, please contact Patti Boucher, AGE Executive Director at email@example.com or 905 777 3837 ext. 12488.